Martin Theatre

409 Harrison Avenue,
Panama City, FL 32401

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rivest266 on October 9, 2011 at 2:15 am

This opened on November 21st, 1936. 10 out of 12 pages in that’s day newspaper had something about the Ritz.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 26, 2010 at 7:03 pm

All nice pictures of what a movie theatre should look like.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on September 26, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Here are some pictures I took in September 2010.

TLSLOEWS on June 17, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Nice vintage photo Don.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 17, 2010 at 8:52 pm

From 1954 a picture postcard view of the Ritz Theatre in Panama City which was later renamed the Martin.

TLSLOEWS on May 31, 2010 at 10:38 am

Nice shot Chuck, we used to have quite a few MARTIN theatres in Tennessee as I am sure you know.

kencmcintyre on March 27, 2010 at 9:40 am

Here is a January 1951 ad from the Panama City News-Herald:

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on July 7, 2008 at 7:01 pm

A 1986 view of the Martin Theater in Panama City.

kencmcintyre on November 28, 2006 at 10:22 am

Other theaters in Panama City as of 8/56 were the Bud Davis Drive-In, Gulf Drive-in, Isle of View Drive-In, Wayside Drive-In, Panama Theater and Bay Theater.

kencmcintyre on October 24, 2006 at 8:39 am

Here is a 1956 ad for the Ritz. Note the racist campaign ad on the left – an unfortunate sign of the times.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 19, 2005 at 5:00 am

Listed in Film Daily Yearbook’s;1941 and 1943 editions as the Ritz Theatre with a seating capacity of 1,270. In the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. the seating capacity of the Ritz is given as 1,220 and the address is 415 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL.

RJS on August 19, 2005 at 4:18 am

The offical website for the Martin is
Also includes several photos.

teecee on February 15, 2005 at 2:09 pm

Newer color picture (or painting):